The bright lights of the BBC came to Thames Christian College last Thursday when crews visited to give a workshop.

They arrived in a bus kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment, where pupils were delighted to experiment and make their own digital creations.

It was part of the BBC blast tour, which has seen schools and youth groups all over the country receive digital training.

Headteacher Stephen Holsgrove said: “It has been a wonderful opportunity for the children to develop their creative skills using equipment which is used by professionals. It has been a great insight for them for potential future careers.”

The pupils got into pairs and were allocated a mentor from the BBC staff, who helped them produce their own comic strips using photographs of themselves.

They also produced their own ringtones by mixing different beats and sounds and transferring them on to their mobile phones.

The bus, parked up outside the school in Wye Street, Battersea, attracted a lot of attention from passers-by on their way to the polling station.

By the end of the day, pupils were begging for the crew to come back again to teach them more.

BBC Blast is a project aimed at connecting with creative teenagers and providing them with work experience and training opportunities.

The tour ended with a celebratory two-day event at the Southbank last weekend.

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